Since the 1940s Spring Sing has been the student musical competition that takes place every year at UCLA. What started as a contest between fraternity groups to decide who had the best singers has turned into an event with more than 5,000 students in attendance.

A panel of celebrities judges a wide range of acts. The Company, a group of UCLA students who work year round to produce skits that make light of common student experiences, provided moments of comic relief between acts.

The highlight of this year’s Spring Sing was the appearance of Lionel Richie, who received the 21st annual George and Ira Gershwin Award for lifetime musical achievement.